When it comes to working out, nobody is questioning the benefits of it – because we all know how good it is for our body. However, this creates another question – why is so hard for us to exercise sometimes? When this time comes and it will, we tend to lay out a bunch of different excuses and it usually ends up with us skipping the workout. Don’t worry – this happens to everyone from time to time, even to those who are working out for years. The second and the most important question is – how to overcome it and go to the gym?
There are 5 things you can do to avoid days like these:
Prepare your workout clothes in the evening
If you want to exercise in the morning or you are already but you find it difficult sometimes to do it, here is one thing you can do to get you started faster in the morning – prepare your workout clothes before you go to bed. By doing this, you are preparing your mind for a morning workout and you are making it easier to start your day off. The point is to wake up not thinking about the exercise, but about the rest of the day that comes after it. People who have started doing this stated that this simple trick helps them exercise every morning. It surely is worth a try!
Find someone to exercise with
You have surely heard this one before and it is still one of the best ways to motivate yourself and that other person to exercise. The reason is simple – when you commit to someone, you are more likely to exercise even when you don’t feel like it, because you feel accountable to. However, it does not need to be one of your friends or someone from your family – there are now apps that bring together people who want to exercise with someone and live close to each other.
Your biggest support are your friends and family
Your friends and family don’t have to exercise with you, but you should get all the support that you need from them. If they are not supporting you already, the best thing you can do is to talk to them about your plans and to ask for their support.
Set goals and plan how are you going to achieve them
The biggest motivation for you should be your end results and because of this, experts recommend that you set your goals before you even start exercising and focus on achieving the goals you set. However, make sure that you set some realistic goals, that you can achieve. Furthermore, you can determine short term and long term goals.
Find a gym that is near you
Having a gym near is one of the best things to motivate you, because there is no long walks or bus rides that could tempt you to miss workout. Furthermore, experts say that having a gym that is situated somewhere you pass often is even better!